The Shadow Land: A Novel

ᥔ Hardcover Read [ ᘆ The Shadow Land: A Novel ] For Free ᦢ Author Elizabeth Kostova ᦤ ᥔ Hardcover Read [ ᘆ The Shadow Land: A Novel ] For Free ᦢ Author Elizabeth Kostova ᦤ Alexandra, 26, is headed to her new job teaching English in Bulgaria when, exhausted from hours of traveling and confused at having been dropped off at the wrong hotel, she reaches out to help an elderly woman get into a cab As the car pulls away, Alexandra hails a taxi to take her to her hostel but discovers that she has accidentally picked up the old woman s satchel, which contains a beautiful box labeled with the name Stoyan Lazarov and filled with ashes This is the story of her hunt to track down Stoyan Lazarov s family and return his remains to them After checking in with the local police, Alexandra and her cab driver, Bobby, set off to locate the urn s owner Following a slim trail of clues, they learn that the Communist takeover of Bulgaria came with an iron fist that enslaved thousands of suspected resistors, including the gentle Stoyan Lazarov The clues they uncover, the the past catches up with them, until they, too, become a part of the mystery and find themselves in grave danger This novel brings a horrific period of history to life, encapsulated in a mystery and stoked by Alexandra s determination to return Stoyan Lazarov to his family regardless of the danger Interweaving tales juxtapose the past with the present as the mystery unfolds VERDICT Those who enjoy a deep dive into the complicated lives of people both historical and contemporary will love this book.Connie Williams, Petaluma High School, CAA compelling and complex mystery, strong storytelling, and lyrical writing combine for an engrossing read Publishers WeeklyIn The Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova, a master storyteller, brings vividly to life an unfamiliar countryBulgariaand a painful history that feels particularly relevant now You wont want to put down this remarkable book.Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs In this brilliant work, what appears at first a minor mystery quickly becomes emblematic of a whole countrys hidden history Lyrical and compelling, The Shadow Land proves a profound meditation on how evil is inflicted, endured, and, through courage and compassion, defeated Elizabeth Kostovas third novel clearly establishes her as one of Americas finest writers.Ron Rash, author of The Risen The Shadow Land is thrilling, and not just as a gripping tale Its also thrilling to watch such a talented writer cast her spell The central character actually begins this deft novel in an urn, only to emerge as one of the most memorable characters Ive encountered in a long time.Richard Russo, author of Everybody s Fool Transporting draws us into Bulgarian history and character revelation like an elegant, mysterious labyrinth Page turning, evocative, and richly imagined.Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de VosPraise for Elizabeth Kostovas The HistorianQuite extraordinary Kostova is a 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    • Hardcover
    • The Shadow Land: A Novel
    • Elizabeth Kostova
    • English
    • 18 February 2017
    • 496 pages

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